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andycr 11-13-2012 12:47 AM

Help, my yeast is lumpy!
 
Kind of funny, my WLP013 starter at 24 hours old is, of all things, lumpy. This was taken immediately after swirling it up.

Thoughts? Will it vroom if I put four thousand volts through it? Is it dead, or just really good at the science of flocculation?

http://f.cl.ly/items/2L02051c1c3T3V0...py%20yeast.jpg

beergolf 11-13-2012 01:03 AM

Normal for a highly flocculant yeast.

The first time I saw it I thought I had cottage cheese in my flask.

passedpawn 11-13-2012 01:07 AM

English yeasts are like that (and english yeasts are highly flocculant like beergolf says). I was surprised the first time I saw that.

Yooper 11-13-2012 01:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by passedpawn (Post 4583635)
English yeasts are like that (and english yeasts are highly flocculant like beergolf says). I was surprised the first time I saw that.

Me too! It looked like small curd cottage cheese and I though it was spoiled.

andycr 11-13-2012 01:33 AM

Interesting, sounds like it's ready to do battle with the 1.087 stout tomorrow. Thanks everyone!

daksin 11-13-2012 07:33 PM

Yup, my second batch ever was an extract ESB kit with WY1968- I thought I had done something wrong but the internet reassured me. Very tasty beer.


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